Kimberley Walsh hates dieting.

The former Girls Aloud singer had to adhere to a strict calorie count when she competed on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2012 - in which she made it to the final - but while she still enjoys working out, she has dropped the diet.

She said: ''When it's incorporated into your daily workout schedule, then you don't really have to think about it. So as soon as I'd stopped completely - the show, the tour - then I had to up the training at the gym. I'm over the diet thing though. I think it's worth working out so you can have a have a life and eat. It's a bit antisocial when you're on a diet and calorie counting is boring so I don't really do it anymore.''

Kimberley, 31, also likes to work out by getting on her bike and going for a long ride.

She added to OK! magazine: ''It's a great way of keeping fit, it's just the hills you have to be careful of. I think it's a nice thing to do with the family, take the kids and do it. As a kid I feel like I spent so much time on a bike and I don't think kids do anymore, which is a shame.''